January 14, 2015

Staples didn’t have a great year, so Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent won’t accept a $31,000 base pay raise the board of directors had previously approved. 

January 14, 2015

Workplace customization was a recurring theme that emerged from Staples’ annual design competition. 

January 6, 2015

Staples is taking the next step in creating the largest curated ecosystem of “smart home” devices.

January 6, 2015

Staples is taking the next step in creating the largest curated ecosystem of “smart home” devices.

January 5, 2015

As part of its ongoing strategy to drive sustainability innovation, Staples will be giving away $25,000 in new tech products to 10 “eco-focused” schools in Canada in 2015. 

December 22, 2014

Time and again in 2014 the vulnerability of retailers’ information systems became apparent with Staples the latest major chain forced to admit an inability to protect customers’ personal information.

December 9, 2014

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in November 2013 vs. November 2014 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

December 7, 2014

Easy access to an expanded offering of online inventory is the premise behind Staples Exchange, a marketplace-like concept that allows suppliers to leverage Staples’ online presence.

December 7, 2014

Easy access to an expanded offering of online inventory is the premise behind Staples Exchange, a marketplace-like concept that allows suppliers to leverage Staples’ online presence.

November 19, 2014

Same stores sales declined again at Staples North American retail stores in the third quarter, but chairman and CEO Ron Sargent contends the company is gaining momentum on a reinvention strategy.

November 11, 2014

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in September 2013 versus September 2014 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

November 6, 2014

Office products are getting a stylish makeover at Staples with two designer-driven collections arriving mid-November.  “Style at Staples” is the name of a new assortment that features the new designs by Cynthia Rowley and British stationary brand Paperhouse.

October 20, 2014

Designer Cynthia Rowley and Staples today announced an exclusive work and home office collection that incorporates bold and artistic designs into everyday work and home spaces.

October 17, 2014

Kyle Marchesseault was named director of marketing at Blueport Commerce, a company that describes itself as the omnichannel solution for the $78 billion furniture industry.

October 17, 2014

Kyle Marchesseault was named director of marketing at Blueport Commerce, a company that describes itself as the omnichannel solution for the $78 billion furniture industry.

October 10, 2014

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in September 2013 versus September 2014 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

October 9, 2014

Toys“R”Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director, Central Europe. He will be responsible for the company’s business operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites, as well as the approximately 2,200 employees in these countries, and report to Wolfgang Link, president, Europe.

September 30, 2014

Staples has kicked off a nationwide tour called "Refresh. Recharge. Refuel." The tour aims to encourage office workers across the country to take a break from the daily grind by visiting a large-scale, popup break room stocked with free snacks, coffee and other beverages.

September 23, 2014

As part of its efforts to reinvent its business and culture, Staples has opened a health and fitness center at its global corporate headquarters, in Framingham, Massachusetts.

September 18, 2014

Retail industry veteran Marty Hanaka has joined Highland Consumer Partners as one of the firm’s operating partners.

September 8, 2014

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in August 2013 versus August 2014 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

September 3, 2014

Staples has enhanced its omnichannel offerings, enabling small business owners to buy products online and pick them up in stores within hours, pay online via Visa Checkout, use in-store kiosks and download and use a dedicated iPad app.

September 3, 2014

Staples has enhanced its omnichannel offerings, enabling small business owners to buy products online and pick them up in stores within hours, pay online via Visa Checkout, use in-store kiosks and download and use a dedicated iPad app.

August 22, 2014

A week after disclosing plans for a public stock offering, online retailer Wayfair has launched a commercial business that puts it in greater competition with the likes of Staples and Office Depot.